The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) offers several ways to get involved with the Energy I-Corps program.
Are you a lab researcher with a technology to bring to market?
DOE laboratory researchers with a technology ready for commercialization are eligible to apply for OTT's Energy I-Corps program.
Talk with your lab's Technology Transfer Office or contact us to learn more.
Are you interested in becoming an industry mentor?
The role of a mentor is a critical component of OTT's Energy I-Corps program. Mentors bring real-world experience and lessons learned to the classroom setting and guide their teams through the learning process.
Mentors can expect to volunteer approximately 15% of their time to a team over the course of a seven-week cohort—some days more, some days less. Mentors should have experience and connections within the energy industry and an appreciation for the customer discovery process.
Energy I-Corps' industry mentors are the foundation of how national lab researchers connect with industry. The support and involvement of industry leaders gives Energy I-Corps participants the real-world perspectives needed to ready their lab innovations for market.
Four Reasons to Be an Industry Mentor
- Get a first look at exciting new innovations coming out of the national labs.
- Help your organization gain a strategic edge through exposure to future growth areas.
- Develop new and lasting relationships with U.S. national labs and researchers.
- Influence the development of emerging technologies towards specific applications.
Contact us to find a team in search of an industry mentor.
Are you interested in joining our Alumni Network?
If you are an OTT Energy I-Corps alumni or mentor, please join the Alumni Network! This group brings past and present Energy I-Corps (formerly known as Lab-Corps) teams together across the DOE laboratory system to sharing idea, progress updates, best practices, and contacts.
Contact us to join the Alumni Network.